Virginia Burgess

Highlighted works

  • Iona

    Iona

    A haunting story about a young woman and her teenage son who seek refuge from a violent crime among a tight-knit religious community on the island of Iona.

  • 45 Years

    45 Years

    A double prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years follows Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) and her husband (Tom Courtenay) in the turbulent five days leading up to their 45th wedding anniversary.

  • Departure

    Departure

    Juliet Stevenson and Alex Lawther star in this drama about a mother and son, both ‘coming of age’ on their own transformative journeys.

  • The Lovers & the Despot

    The Lovers & the Despot

    Documentary telling the bizarre story of the kidnapping of South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee by North Korean agents working for Kim Jong-il. 

  • Remainder

    Remainder

    Omer Fast delivers a startling adaptation of Tom McCarthy’s acclaimed first novel, starring Tom Sturridge.

  • Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

    Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

    A heartwarmer about a London-based man who is stuggling to reconcile with his Israeli family, while finding a new ‘family’ in the London Gay Men’s Chorus.

  • City of Tiny Lights

    City of Tiny Lights

    Starring Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper, this London-set thriller is co-written by author Patrick Neate and based on his acclaimed novel of the same name.

  • My Nazi Legacy

    My Nazi Legacy

    Three men travel together across Europe. For two of them the journey involves a confrontation with the acts of their fathers, who were both senior Nazi officers.

  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy

    A dark and erotic melodrama from Peter Strickland, the multi-award-winning writer and director of Berberian Sound Studio (2012) and Katalin Varga (2009).

  • The Falling

    The Falling

    Carol Morley’s second narrative feature is set at a strict English girls’ school in 1969, where a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.

  • Spaceship

    Spaceship

    British teen cinema gets an injection of hallucinogenic imagination, plus a few unicorns and aliens, in Alex Taylor’s debut feature.

  • Testament of Youth

    Testament of Youth

    Based on Vera Brittain’s classic First World War memoir, Testament of Youth is the powerful true story of one young woman’s struggle to survive the horrors of war.

  • London Road

    London Road

    The feature film adaptation of the acclaimed National Theatre production documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. 

  • Innocence of Memories  Orhan Pamuk's Museum & Istanbul

    Innocence of Memories Orhan Pamuk's Museum & Istanbul

    A dreamlike wandering through the streets of Istanbul, Grant Gee's film recounts the tale of doomed love from Orhan Pamuk’s best-selling novel The Museum of Innocence.

  • How to Change the World

    How to Change the World

    Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How to Change the World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace.

  • A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom

    Amma Asante directs this impassioned drama depicting an interracial romance that changed the world.

  • Slow West

    Slow West

    Set at the end of the 19th century, Slow West follows the story of 16-year-old Jay Cavendish as he journeys across the American Frontier in search of the woman he loves, accompanied by a mysterious traveller named Silas (Michael Fassbender).

  • American Honey

    American Honey

    Andrea Arnold's sun-soaked and tune-filled epic about door-to-door teenage magazine sellers travelling the American highways.

  • The Hard Stop

    The Hard Stop

    George Amponsah’s documentary tells the story of Mark Duggan, who was shot and killed in Tottenham following a ‘Hard Stop’ police procedure in 2011, an event which led to several days of violent riots in London.

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